Livingston ScottSTAR WriterSt Jago High School climbed to the top of Zone E in the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup football competition with a 6-0 hammering of Kingston High at Breezy Castle yesterday.Second-half substitute Shaqon Bryan (67th, 86th, 88th) registered a hat-trick for the Spanish Town-based school, while Matthew Fisher (3rd, 12th) and Ryan Smart (44th) were the other scorers.St Jago’s Hayden Street was red-carded in added time, after denying a Kingston High player a clear goalscoring opportunity.The result pushed the Glen Laing-coached team to 16 points, three clear of Wolmer’s Boys’, whose game against Bridgeport at the Dunbeholden playing field was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.St Jago had defeated Kingston High 8-1 in their first-round meeting, and from the opening whistle yesterday dominated and created chances almost at will, but Smart was especially wasteful.Fisher got St Jago off the mark with a sweetly struck free kick from 20 yards after just three minutes. He then added a second nine minutes later when he got free inside the area to score from close range.Smart finally got his name on the scoresheet a minute before the interval, after a series of missed scoring chances. He netted on the second attempt after the goalkeeper had denied his initial effort.powerful strikerLaing introduced Bryan after the break and the striker went to work in a business-like manner. The speedy and powerful striker made it 4-0 moments after coming on, latching on to a sweet through ball from Fisher and firing past the Kingston High keeper.Four minutes from time, he finished off a fine dribble by Smart, who passed for him to score from six yards. He completed his hat-trick two minutes later with a rasping shot from 12 yards.Bryan, who had a hat-trick against Kingston High in the first meeting, said he wanted more, but did not get to start.”The aim was to score more, but the coach decided to bench me today. But coach knows best and his decision always works out at the end,” he said.Meanwhile, Laing thought it was easy pickings for his side, but thought they were far from their best.”We didn’t play as good in the first half as we did in the second half. We are a better team than this, getting six goals is a formality. we should have scored more,” he said.
Cone has been very good at deflecting credit and winning as an underdog. He did that with Alaska where he won multiple championships before moving to Purefoods/San Mig. He won a Grand Slam for each franchise, becoming the only coach to have won the league’s Triple Crown twice.But Cone will let no past accomplishment steal the relish with which he faces this new challenge.“It’s a real honor playing San Miguel Beer in the Finals,” he said. “Of all the teams in the league, we probably have the best matchup to San Miguel. We’re up for the challenge; my players will embrace it.”Even the subplots are intriguing, they may very well be the main narrative of this best-of-seven drama.June Mar Fajardo, perhaps the biggest reason no team has really shaken the Beermen the last four seasons, battles college rival Greg Slaughter in a crown duel for the first time in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Budding pro rivalryThe last two times both players squared off was when their schools battled in the finals of the Cebu varsity league, with Slaughter’s University of Visayas toppling Fajardo’s University of Cebu, 3-1, in the championship series.“I hope I will win this time,” said Fajardo in Filipino.“It’s been a long time since (and) it’s really exciting to be squaring off again in the Finals,” added Slaughter.The two big men were supposed to chart a new rivalry in the pros, but Slaughter has been injury-riddled, missing the last time the Beermen and the Kings tangled in the championship. San Miguel won that one, the 2017 Philippine Cup.Justin Brownlee also puts his sparkling 2-for-2 record in championship series appearances on the line as he tries to power Ginebra against a very familiar foe.Just months ago, Brownlee and San Miguel Beer import Renaldo Balkman lifted San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas to the Asean Basketball League crown.The Kings actually won the last time both teams tangled in a series, when Brownlee led Ginebra past San Miguel in the 2017 Governors’ Cup semifinals, denying the Beermen a shot at a second franchise Grand Slam.And then there is the showdown between Scottie Thompson and Chris Ross, a battle of hard-nosed, do-it-all guards. Austria also believes that Ginebra made a mid-season move in preparation for a series against them, when the Kings brought in Jeff Chan from Phoenix “to break our zone defense.”Grandmaster The greatest team of all time versus the greatest coach of all time.In another place, another time, those labels would have been debatable. But not now, not here. Not after the PBA records San Miguel Beer and Tim Cone of Barangay Ginebra have logged in league history.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? LATEST STORIES On top of all the narratives though lies the matchup between the two gentlemen who will have a direct hand on how the drama will run. Austria may have all the pieces on the board, but he will face off against a Grandmaster of a coach in Cone.Which coach will make all the right moves? Which big man will shine? Which import will dominate?There are so many questions, and until after the horn ending Game 1 on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum sounds, no one can really know.This is a best-of-seven series, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see this thing drag on.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ It’s the dynasty versus the modern-day “Maestro” for the Commissioner’s Cup trophy starting on Friday, a matchup Beermen coach Leo Austria had foreseen long before either team had booked a Finals berth.If ever it was bluster on Austria’s part, it is understandable.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“He’s never been beaten in the Finals,” Cone said when asked of what he thinks of his matchup with Austria, who is 6-for-6 in a championship series with San Miguel and has played a big part of the Beermen’s stranglehold of the past four PBA seasons.“And we will be going up against what could very well be the greatest team of all time.” Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Dear Editor,What a fairytale wedding the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been. This is a wish come true for both parties. Mostly, people on a global scale were happy for this couple and I must say I agreed with Rev Curry, who was one of the preachers who spoke at the royal wedding. Love indeed conquers all. Love is the nuclear weapon that unites humankind to live in peace. I have no doubt Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will be a unique ambassador for peace and goodwill for all nations. Good luck to the princess. Love is, however, strong like a nuclear weapon that has consequences. It can explode for the right or wrong reasons depending on one’s ability to deal with its ups and downs. But I do believe Meghan can handle it. Meghan Markle cannot escape that she married into the royal British institution that represents bittersweet times of colonialism and 700 years of slavery. In today’s atmosphere within the African Diaspora, and most Caribbean nations and organisations like Guyana’s African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) are demanding reparations and an apology from the British Crown of which Meghan Markle is now part of. That will place Meghan in a very precarious position. When an outsider marries into the Royal British family it’s expected that they will have to follow in the shadow of the Queen and her royal family keeping their lips somewhat closed. And for this particular reason the Pakistani Doctor Hashmat Khan (CCN aired 5/ 19 /18) refused to marry Princess Diana after a divorce from Prince Charles. Doctor Hashmat Khan and his family thought logically marrying Diana would have dire consequences living in the shadow of British royalty. Obviously we witnessed Africans globally celebrating Meghan’s marriage into the British royal family , and the Queen breaking all traditions of royal ethics (Princess Diana must be virgin, King Edwards VIII’s abdication, Princess Margaret forfeiting her rights to marry a divorcée) and Africans rejoicing they have now reached the Promised Land. Are Africans now willing like the Queen and British royalty to break traditions in their demand for reparations and forgive the ugly time of British colonisation and slavery all in the name of one love?Sincerely,Vassan Ramracha
– PC Girls trump Marian AcademyThe seventh edition of Youth Basketball Guyana’s (YBG) Titan Bowl came to an end in spectacular fashion on Sunday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) when new champions were crowned.McKenzie High School dethroned LTI to win the seventh edition of the YBG Titan BowlIn the male competition, defending champions Linden Technical Institute (LTI) had no answer to McKenzie High School’s Yannick Tappin who blew his opponents away in a performance worthy of a final.The score line read 91-74 in favour of the McKenzie outfit that was dominant in dethroning LTI. Tappin who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) had a game high 44 points with six assists, six rebounds and eight steals. His supporting cast came in the form of Kevlon Cadogan who sank 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds with Leon Benjamin netting 13 points as well as 11 rebounds.LTI’s futile resistance came courtesy of Dillon Pellew’s 14 points, 10 rebounds and George Yearwood’s 13 points with Jamal Gilkes contributing 18 points and 15 rebounds.On the distaff side, President’s College (PC) triumphed over Marian Academy in a nail biter of a final.The game was decided by a mere point as the PC ladies won 24-23 to break the hearts of the spirited Marian Academy divas.For the victors Annalisa Barclay played a lead role taking seven points from the pain and grabbing five rebounds; Barclay was ably deputized by Roschelle Campbell who contributed six points along with fifteen rebound and three steals.The runner-ups were literally carried by Jada Mohan who scored all but four points for her team recording 19 points, seven rebounds and six steals; however in the end her mammoth effort was not enough.
0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano gives instructions to his team at half time during their match against Thika United on September 20 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 1 – Sofapaka ended a four-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory over AFC Leopards in a Kenyan Premier League match played at the Narok Stadium on Sunday.In Awasi, Elijah Mwanzia came to Mathare United’s rescue after converting a late penalty to cancel Collins Neto’s early goal to pick a 1-1 draw away to Chemelil Sugar. Elsewhere at the Nakuru Afraha Stadium, high-flying Kakamega Homeboyz beat hosts Ulinzi Stars 1-0 thanks to Jeremiah Wanjala’s 42nd minute penalty to cement their second spot.In the early kick-off at the Thika Stadium, Posta Rangers’ winless run was stretched to 10 straight matches after being held to a goalless draw by Sony Sugar.In the late kick-off, Kariobangi Sharks lost their first match in the last six games after going down 1-0 to hosts Thika United who went up a place above the relegation zone, separated by one point with Mathare who dipped to the drop zone.Kariobangi Sharks’ Masoud Juma against Thika United’S Chris Oruchum. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, attention was at the Narok Stadium where Feni Ali grabbed a brace to help 2009 league champions Sofapaka climb to third in the Kenyan Premier League standings with 39 points while Ingwe remained 12th with 25 points.Feni scored the opener in the first minute before finding the second in the 19th minute from a long range shot.There could have been more first-half goals after numerous chances that included Umaru Kasumba’s open opportunity in the box that went inches wide.Youngster Vincent Oburu came close for AFC Leopards in the 10th minute after being put through by Isuzza but Sofapaka custodian Mathias Kigonya saved his shot.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano did his first substitution in the 34th minute introducing Keziron Kizito for Whyvonne Isuzza and the change nearly made impact when Kizito forced Kigonya for a fine save four minutes to the breather.Leopards upped their game after the break as they surged forward in search for the goals but Ugandan Kigonya stood tall to keep the clean sheet.This is after substitute Aziz Okaka who came on for Alexis Kitenge squandered a glorious chance with only the keeper to beat after being set up by Oburu in the 70th minute which was Ingwe’s last chance.AFC Leopards travel away to Kariobangi Sharks in their next fixture October 7 at the Narok Stadium.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Transfer rumours and paper review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United are set ditch plans to sign Radamel Falcao permanently and will instead launch a £50million summer move for PSG striker Edinson Cavani. (Metro)Arsenal and Liverpool have been told they can land Real Madrid star Isco – but it will cost them £64million. (Daily Express)Arsenal are leading Manchester United and Liverpool in the race for wantaway PSG midfielder and former Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye. (Daily Express)Petr Cech could be heading for AC Milan after Arsene Wenger insisted Arsenal are not interested in a January deal for the Chelsea goalkeeper. (Daily Mirror)Thierry Henry wants to join Arsenal for the third time to help them win the Champions League — as a coach. (The Sun)Liverpool could beat Manchester United to the signature of goalkeeper Sergio Romero in January. (Daily Express)Barcelona are fielding calls from the Premier League about taking Munir El Haddadi on loan in January. The Catalan giants have had enquiries from Swansea and West Ham as well as Ajax for the talented 19-year-old. (Daily Mirror)Malaga are hoping to tempt West Ham into allowing striker Mauro Zarate to join them on loan in January. (London Evening Standard)Paul Lambert has admitted that Aston Villa may consider selling Fabian Delph in January. The midfielder’s contract is up at the end of the season. (The Sun)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…The £31m striker dubbed the ‘next Aguero’ who could be heading to ArsenalTransfer blow for Liverpool! PSG star eyes Napoli returnSporting Lisbon starlet dismisses Manchester United and Chelsea transfer talkArsenal star to stay! Wenger rubbishes rumours forward will leave the GunnersMourinho rubbishes rumours Chelsea are set to move for Barcelona superstarExclusive – Hazard in ‘same bracket’ as Messi and Ronaldo, claims Chelsea team-mate Cahill
LOS ANGELES – State authorities investigating circumstances surrounding the overdose death of Anna Nicole Smith raided six locations Friday, including the offices and residences of two doctors. California Attorney General Jerry Brown declined to say what charges could be filed but said the probe involved the “prescribing and dispensing practices of several California licensed doctors and pharmacies.” Search warrants were served, and there were no arrests, he told a news conference. He added, “You don’t go to a judge and get a search warrant for somebody’s home unless you think some rather serious crime has been committed.” Brown said he launched the investigation on March 30 after he learned that the drugs involved in Smith’s Feb. 8 death were prescribed by California physicians and came from California pharmacies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, including a powerful sleep aid, at a Florida hotel. She was 39. Brown said he did not know if the probe could lead to exhumation of Smith’s body, which is buried in the Bahamas. Brown said investigators had learned “quite a lot” from Bahamian authorities, but he declined to elaborate on grounds that it might jeopardize the investigation. “We do know from the public record that there’s someone who’s dead and her body, upon investigation, is full of controlled substances and combinations of drugs that turned out to be illegal,” Brown said. Searches were carried out in Los Angeles and Orange counties “related to doctors who provided medical treatment or prescribed drugs for Anna Nicole Smith or her associates,” he said. Los Angeles County district attorney’s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said a total of six locations were searched, including the homes and offices of two doctors, but she would not name the physicians. Ellyn Garafalo, a lawyer for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, who prescribed methadone to Smith shortly before she died, confirmed the doctor’s home and offices were among those raided but declined to comment further. Several people close to the model have fallen under suspicion since her death, including her psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich. Agents from the California Department of Justice answered the door at Eroshevich’s offices Friday morning, but declined to say why they were there. They said the doctor was not in and provided a phone number for the department’s office of public information, which had no immediate comment. The attorney general said agents have so far reviewed more than 100,000 computer images and files, analyzed patient profiles and pharmacy logs and interviewed witnesses throughout the country and abroad. At the time of Smith’s death, more than 600 pills, including 450 muscle relaxants, were missing from prescriptions that were no more than five weeks old, according to the documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. Asked if the probe would expand to include the death of Smith’s son, Brown said: “We’re not setting any limits on this investigation.” Daniel Smith, 20, died less than five months before his mother. Authorities have blamed his death on a combination of drugs including methadone and antidepressants. The Medical Board of California said in April it was investigating Eroshevich, who, according to documents, authorized all 11 prescription medications found in Anna Nicole Smith’s hotel room the day she died. Eroshevich had traveled with Smith to Florida. A call to Eroshevich’s attorney, Gary Lincenberg, was not immediately returned. However, he told KNBC-TV that the investigation only concerned whether Eroshevich’s prescriptions followed state law regarding controlled substances. “This has nothing to do with whether or not Dr. Eroshevich in any way contributed to Anna Nicole Smith’s death,” Lincenberg said. California’s medical board also opened an inquiry to determine if there was any misconduct by Kapoor, who reportedly prescribed methadone to Smith. Methadone is a popular narcotic painkiller that is used as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs. Methadone overdoses can cause shallow breathing and dangerous changes in heartbeat. A lawyer for Howard K. Stern, Smith’s attorney and companion, has said she took the sleeping aid to cope with grief over the death of her son. Stern’s Los Angeles attorney, James T. Neavitt, did not immediately return calls Friday. Smith gave birth to daughter Dannielynn in September 2006, a few days before Daniel Smith died. Stern initially claimed to be Dannielynn’s father, but Smith’s ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead eventually showed he was the father and is now raising the child. The baby could inherit millions from the estate of Smith’s late husband, Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. A judge has appointed Birkhead guardian of the estate. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Paul Pogba struggled against Tottenham as Manchester United slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford deals smart causal silverware Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sam Allardyce has delivered a scathing assessment of Paul Pogba and questioned whether he will ever be a consistent high-level performer for Manchester United.On the back of helping France to World Cup glory in the summer, this was the season Pogba was expected to show exactly why United paid £89million to take him back to Old Trafford. possible standings But he has struggled to make a major impact in early stages of the new Premier League campaign, playing a peripheral role in back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Tottenham.Speaking on talkSPORT on Tuesday, Allardyce said he is yet to understand the hype around the 25-year-old and warned he may never live up to his billing at United.“United fans have been waiting for a consistent level of performances from Paul Pogba for so long now,” the ex-England boss began.“Is it ever going to materialise at 25 now? He is at his peak.“You have to hold your hands up and say you have not quite got what you expected on a consistent basis.“When he plays well, he plays exceptionally well. His goals against Manchester City last season and his performance when he got moved just behind the front man was terrific, but we just haven’t seen enough. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED gameday cracker Latest Manchester United news RANKED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “Everybody said he had a brilliant World Cup for France and I never saw that either. I must have to go to the optician.“When you are the leading man, you have to be leading every week. Your performances cannot dip on a week in, week out basis.“You stay consistent and you get the results. You become spasmodic in your performance levels, you are not doing what you are paid for in the end and that is perform consistently at a very, very high level, which every player at Manchester United has to do week in and week out.” 1 REVEALED 🔍 Alan Brazil: “Pogba needs to find consistency!”❌ Big Sam: “I don’t think he’ll ever find it.”Sam Allardyce says @PaulPogba’s time to prove himself at #MUFC has run out… ⌛️…and questions why people thought the World Cup winner was so good for France in Russia pic.twitter.com/EStVX5hNCd— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) August 28, 2018
Sterling featured at the World Cup for England Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST TRANSFER NEWS highlights 2 Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has captured the interest of Real Madrid, according to reports.The transfer window remains open across Europe until Friday, however the Spanish giants are not expected to launch a bid in the short time remaining. silverware Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Sterling 2 impact How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi have all signed new long-term contracts in recent months.It is understood Sterling is demanding a wage closer to that of De Bruyne’s £350,000-a-week. He currently earns around half at £175,000.The England international scored 23 goals last season as City eased their way to the Premier League title. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade According to Sky Sports News, Los Blancos have been keeping a close eye on Sterling’s form and will continue to do so when England face Spain in the UEFA Nations League on September 8.The 23-year-old has less than two years left on his contract and talks over a new deal have been fruitless. RANKED MONEY Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday smart causal possible standings Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack
Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining 1 Latest Premier League News tense The tattoo simply reads: ‘Brads’ Their bond captivated the country until the courageous youngster passed away in 2017, aged just six.Now, Defoe has moved on from Sunderland and plays for Bournemouth, who posted a video of his visit to the tattoo studio on Thursday.The striker got ‘Brads’ tattooed onto his arm and said he intends to add some stars and clouds to the piece, which is dedicated to his departed friend.“This is an important piece that I have thought about getting for a while, of Brads, for obvious reasons with my relationship with him,” Defoe said in a video on Instagram.“It means a lot to me. No matter what happens I think I can always look at this and it can always pick me up a little bit.“This is a nice piece and I’m going to add some stars and clouds on it. I’m pleased with this – it means a lot to me.” whoops gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice REAL DEAL REVEALED Jermain Defoe has had Bradley Lowery’s name tattooed on his arm as a tribute to the youngster who traigically passed away last year.The former Sunderland striker struck up a close friendship with the Black Cats supporter, who touched the hearts of a nation with his brave fight against neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer?